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Genome mapped of durum wheat

Israel’s NRGene made a major contribution to completion of the project to assemble the 12 billion base pairs of durum wheat genome – the source of semolina, the key ingredient of pasta.  It will result in better varieties of durum … Continue reading

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Israel’s wild wheat can feed the world

Video to accompany my previous article about how Israel’s NRGene mapped out the genome of wild Emmer wheat, with its promise of new hardy and resistant strains. Emmer wheat – the ancestor of modern wheat – was discovered in 1906 … Continue reading

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Wheat genome cracked

It took Israel’s NRGene just 3 months to map out the genome for wild Emmer wheat – a task that had eluded dozens of scientists from 55 countries. It will now be easier to develop varieties of wheat that will … Continue reading

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To diagnose genetic disorders

Israeli-based NRGene is the only company in the world to map the genome for bread, pasta and wild emmer wheat.  Now it is turning its attention to the human genome in order to help diagnose genetic disorders at an early … Continue reading

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Mapping genomes to breed better crops

Agrochemical giant Syngenta has deployed Israel’s NRGene to map the genomes of 12 diverse crops to help develop hardier, higher yield varieties of seed. NRGene’s proprietary algorithms have also been used independently to map varieties of wheat, maize, soybean and … Continue reading

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